Water Logo 2009: typography meets installation art

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Thursday 12 May 2011

Water Logo 2009 was an installation in an exhibition called Tokyo Fiber Sensewear, where artworks and concepts based on newly created artificial fiber were featured. The artist behind it experimented with flowing water droplets on resistent fiber. It’s quite spectacular to look at and a really lovely way to play with typography.

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Amongst Type typography film by James Cooper

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By James Cooper in New Design on Wednesday 2 March 2011

In Baile Átha Cliath, we live amongst typography. It influences and informs our every day lives in Dublin, Ireland. This typography-led mini-film was directed and shot in and around central Dublin on February 25.

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26 Characters by Michiel van der Born

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By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Monday 3 January 2011

I spent most Saturdays in my childhood at Chinese school. I hated it with every fiber of my being. I hated it so much I once drew a picture that said ‘I HATE SATURDAYS’ and all the letters were creepy monsters. Michiel van der Born’s work reminds me of that drawing I did.

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Write a Bike

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By Nini Baseema in New Design on Tuesday 26 October 2010

I am admittably not the biggest bicycle fan in the universe, but I really love typography in all shapes and forms. These “name-frame bikes” are a creation of Juri Zaech, a Swiss Art Director currently living and working in Paris. I wonder, since he’s already designed a ‘Nina’ model, how much it would take to create a ‘Nini’ model for me. Hmmm.

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Petros Varnava

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Thursday 23 September 2010

The morbid streak that runs through Manchester-based graphic designer and illustrator Petros Varnava’s work appeals to the clownsuit-wearing sociopath in me. I like his fingerprint font.

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What font type are you?

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Tuesday 21 September 2010

Answer four simple questions to the ‘psychotherapist’ in the chair and find out what font type matches perfectly your personality. This is an entertaining animated quiz, with interesting background information on each respective font. A must for typography fans.

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Barbara Kruger’s Plenty Exhibition

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Friday 10 September 2010

It’s difficult to miss Barbara Kruger’s Plenty installation at New York’s Guild Hall. The entire museum space has been painted both inside and out with Kruger’s gigantic sans serif white type on shiny black backdrops and juxtaposed photography until October 11. The concept artist’s work explores pertinent themes of youth, consumerism, the media and desire.

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The Marbling Typeface

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Friday 20 August 2010

This beautiful Marbling Typeface was created by Tiana Vasiljev after a visit to a museum in South Vietnam: ‘each character was created, shaped and photographed individually to create these abstract fonts. The project involved creating and capturing the organic forms that come naturally with the marbling process. All 26 letters of the alphabet were created in upper-case letters’.

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Upcycled Street Banner Bags

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By Michelle Wilding in New Eco on Monday 10 May 2010

Made from redundant street banners, leather jackets and couches destined for the garbage dump, creative group Poketo and South Korea’s eco-friendly non-profit shopEco Party have re-purposed these eco-friendly materials into an assortment of durable, one-of-a-kind tote bags in celebration of Earth Day. Flourishing with lovely typography and colourful splatters, these adorable totes are anything but […]

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Lubalin Now at New York’s Cooper Union

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By Chris Rubino in New Events on Wednesday 11 November 2009

Herb Lubalin’s influence as a graphic designer is undeniable, and now his name graces the side of the new building at Cooper Union. The inaugural exhibit of the Lubalin Center just opened with the beautiful Mike Essl-curated show, Lubalin Now. I’ve been noticing recently that design exhibitions have been blowing away more traditional fine art […]

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István Szugyiczky’s typography

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By Zolton in New Design on Wednesday 15 April 2009

István Szugyiczky is a Hungarian graphic designer living in Barcelona, creating beautiful and adventurous illustrated typography, posters, and identities.

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Cat Lauighan’s experimental typography

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By Zolton in New Design on Tuesday 24 February 2009

French artist and designer Cat Lauighan lives in Brooklyn where she creates experimental typography and compelling mixed media works with a uniquely muted color palette. Her illustrations were recently featured in the latest and final issue of the always interesting Amelia’s Magazine. By her own admission, she hates ‘cheese and snails and loves to eat eggs’.

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